What is Dual Credit?

Dual Credit programs at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board are ministry-approved programs that allow students, while they are still in secondary school, to take college or apprenticeship courses that count towards both the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a post-secondary certificate, diploma, degree or a Certificate of Apprenticeship.

Students may earn credits towards their secondary school diploma through courses delivered at Conestoga College. Students may earn up to four optional credits through these college-delivered courses.

★ Dual Credit is one of many experiential learning opportunities offered by WCDSB. To learn more about experiential learning at our school board, visit el.wcdsb.ca.

Dual Credit Programs

NEW for 2024 – 2025!

2 SHSM Dual Credit Programs!

These options are ONLY for students in either of these programs:

  • Arts & Culture SHSM
  • Business SHSM
  • Information and Communications Technology SHSM

Learn more by meeting with your guidance teacher!

To express your interest in either of these programs, please submit a Cooperative Education Program Selection Form.

You will earn your mandatory SHSM certifications as part of this program and some electives as well!

Experience Dual Credit!

Select Dual Credit at Course Selection time and complete a Cooperative Education Program Selection Form to meet with a Dual Credit teacher. For more information, see your guidance counselor, visit the FAQ page, or contact us.